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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Goring say a woman wearing too much rouge and not enough clothing is?
(a) A prostitute.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Too low born for his time.
(d) A sign of despair.

2. What secret does Mrs. Cheveley know about Sir Robert?
(a) He had an affair.
(b) He has an illegitimate child.
(c) The real origin of his wealth.
(d) He was once poor.

3. Fill in the blank. Lady Chiltern says, "We women worship when we love; and when we lose our worship, we lose ________."
(a) Love.
(b) Pride.
(c) Our minds.
(d) Everything

4. When does Act 2 take place?
(a) At Christmas time.
(b) Three months after the Chiltern's party
(c) Mid morning on the day after the Chiltern's party.
(d) The evening after the Chiltern's party.

5. To what flower does the author compare Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) A rose.
(b) A daisy.
(c) An orchid.
(d) A tulip.

6. Who wrote the letter Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?
(a) Goring.
(b) Sir Robert.
(c) Baron Arnheim.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

7. Fill in the blank. Goring says, "Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, ________."
(a) I'd be dead by now.
(b) Life would be much easier.
(c) Life wouldn't be worth living.
(d) Humans would be terribly boring.

8. How much does Sir Robert reveal he received from Baron Arnheim?
(a) A good job.
(b) 110,000 pounds.
(c) Nothing.
(d) 15,000 pounds.

9. According to Lady Markby, what about Sir John has become unbearable?
(a) His temper.
(b) His constant talking.
(c) His drinking.
(d) His weight.

10. According to Lady Markby, what's better than light intellectual pressure?
(a) A good kiss.
(b) Anything.
(c) Needlepoint.
(d) Politics.

11. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(b) Retire from public life.
(c) Tell Goring to leave the party.
(d) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.

12. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert she did not receive prizes for?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Good conduct.
(c) Sociability.
(d) Good grades.

13. Why does Mrs. Cheveley say science cannot grapple with the problem of women?
(a) Only God can explain women.
(b) Women are too complicated.
(c) Science is a man's field.
(d) Science can never grapple with the irrational.

14. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) His wife.
(b) Careful planning.
(c) Circumstances.
(d) Her good luck.

15. For what reason does Mrs. Cheveley say she returned to London in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) To meet Sir Robert.
(b) To see Lady Chiltern.
(c) To find a husband.
(d) To visit relatives.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lady Chiltern say she'll always love Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 3?

2. What does Mrs. Cheveley consider fame on the continent for Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 1?

3. After Mrs. Cheveley leaves the party at the Chiltern's, what does Mabel tell Goring they cannot talk about?

4. What does Mabel find in the sofa, hidden by a cushion?

5. Where does Mrs. Cheveley say she got the letter containing the secret about Sir Robert?

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